projected Asian American population in 2050

August 18, 2008

CNN’s “Minorities expected to be majority in 2050” reports on highlights from the U.S. Census report released last week:

The Asian-American population is expected to increase from 15.5 million to 40.6 million, or from 5.1 percent to 9.2 percent of the population.

… The United States is projected to reach the 400 million population milestone in 2039, according to bureau projections. By 2050, the population is expected to be 439 million. Of those, 235.7 million are expected to be minorities.

… By 2050, the working-age population will be more than 30 percent Hispanic, up from 15 percent in 2008; 15 percent African-American, up from 13 percent in 2008; and 9.6 percent Asian, up from 5.3 percent in 2008.

… the timelines are not written in stone. “It’s a projection. And things like the baby boom generation couldn’t be predicted.” Major changes in policy affecting families and children, or a major policy affecting immigration, could have an impact on the expectations, he said.

This suggests that we’ll need at least twice as many Asian American churches as we have today and/or Asian American church attendance should double in size. What other implications come to mind?

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